Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

Westport Fishermen’s Association leaves a legacy of clean water for the Westport River

The Coalition is proud to carry on the Westport Fisherman's Association's legacy of protecting clean water in Westport and across Buzzards Bay.

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10 reasons why 2018 was another great year for Buzzards Bay

Although so much remains to be done to protect and restore the Bay’s health, I’m proud to share with you some of our greatest accomplishments from 2018.

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Westport Fishermen’s Association merges with Coalition to continue and strengthen legacy of advocacy for Westport River

Thirty-five years after its founding as the Westport River's grassroots advocate, the WFA has found a strong ally in the Coalition to sustain and grow its legacy work.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Snowshoeing the Shoreline
Sun, February 24
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Brushes and Brews
Sat, March 02
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Dedee Shattuck Gallery,
Westport
Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise
Sat, March 02
9:45AM - 2:30PM
Cutthunk Ferry Company,
New Bedford

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: